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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Your AIDS keeps tow profile here. am r Get a lift from night skiing. SEE SECTION INSIDE TD plub picks year's top Mid. SEEPAGE 14 Classif Circula News-Bu 1 fv f J r I 're Tomorrow's Fair A cool For SM page 11. L JANUARY VOL Cl NO. 2 25 Cents GOOD DON'T FORGET Co. wilt present Nut- at and p.m. tomorrow and at 3 p.m. Sun- day at Annapolis Senior High 2700 Riva Road. For call 2634755. AREA A Lothian woman is charged hi a fatal hit and run. Page 13. ETCETERA County Executive 0. James Lighthizer was on the tube again. Page IS. ENTERTAINMENT St. John's College Art Gal- lery continues to bring in top- quality exhibits. Page 9. STATE A task force recommends that names of those exposed to AIDS not be reported to health officials. Page 4. The State Department warns Americans in Libya that they are in danger. Page 2. Last year had a low com- martial aviatton -accident even though air accident reached a new high. SPORTS Georgetown is discovering that life in basketball's fast lane isn't so easy without Pat- rick Page 14. PEOPLE Actor Martin who will portray homeless advocate Mitch Sny. der in a television com- plained Thursday that the script tor the upcoming film doesn't cut deep enough. itt present the script avoids criticising anyone in tbe adminis- par- ticularly the Sheen said on the Voninf President Reagan promised two days before he was re- elected to turn the shelter Sny- der runs near Capitol Hill into a model facility for homeless but after 14 months the shelter is slated for closing. he were to show some personal interest In the homeless via visiting a shelter or even inviting one homeless person to the White Bouse for a bite to eat and a chance to warm you can Imagine the effect on tbe con- sciousness of our said Sheen. approached the idea of a television movie with pretty minimal expectations because we don't look to television tor a real clear picture of saidCnyder. For a look at other people in the tews tef 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit Ol. Pick 4 INDEX taecttoot.M pages. Calewhr CUssffiedAds Oomtei. ttetrlainmtrt OMWartes n 10 i ..74 .11 ....11 14-1T .....I Brothers take abuse case into own hands By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer An Annapolis man and his broth- er are scheduled to aopear before a that their stepfather be charged with molesting them as children in the 1970s. The who are now in their are testifying after State's Attorney Warren B. Duckett Jr. could not be convinced to seek an indictment. The prosecutor said he has re- fused to press for charges because the James W. Robinson has already pleaded guilty to two other counts of sexual child abuse. These convictions stem from Robinson molesting his stepdaugh- ters during the 1970s when the stepsons allege they were also abused. i ing Robinson agafliwould the scars for the family. The prosecutor also doubts whether a judge would punish the former Severna Park resident further if two more convictions were gained. Regardless of Duckett's the brothers have asked to air their allegations before the grand jury. They want Robinson to admit pub- licly to the allegations. has heard our stories. It's like nobody gives a said the eldest an Annapo- lis carpenter who is married. He has heard our stories. It's like I have my day in court with the grand jury ...it will then be off my Eldest stepson asked not to be identified out of embarrassment. I have my day in court with the grand jury It will then be off my Duckett said this is only the second tinjfi in his 12 years as the county's chief prosecutor that someone has gone to the grand jury not to The grand jury is a panel of 23 registered voters whe-nkgt weekly in private to hear evidence regard- ing suspected criminals. The jury has the power to bring charges. think every citizen has the right to appear before the grand Duckett said about allowing the brothers to bring their case. But the feeling strongly about his decision not to press for more said if an indictment is handed down he will ask a judge to appoint a special state prosecutor to try the case. prosecutor who is worth his salt is going to exercise proper discretion. And I think I Duckett said'about not seeking didn't hesitate to k start the investigation1 and prosecute the involving the Duckett said. simply comes a time when you draw the about placing further charges. pleaded guilty in June to fondling one of his step- daughters at age 11 and having intercourse with the other when she was 8 yean old through her teen- age years. The women are now 26 and 22 on Page Col. CHAT SESSION When public school ntuoentt returned to claee after the long Chrtetmae vacation It was a time for Chatting In afternoon aun at Annapolis Senior High from Sarah 15-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ptrrt 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mra. John and 17-year-old Brio ton of Mr. and Richard all of Anntpollt. Mora sklea era on tap but thora a threat of snow Sunday. For tht weekend tew 11. Nature gets shot at bay aid Landowners to plant 'marshes' instead of bulkheads By KFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer When ft comes to stopping nature's way may be best. That's the theory behind a state program that will provide money to ai many as 14 county who will line their water- front with plants instead of bulkheads. Notices were mailed yesterday to the first recipients of grants under a 11.25 million effort to prevent shoreline erosion from pollut- ing the Chesapeake Bay. Tbe program provides to land- owners to install natural erosion control measures such as sand aod tald Chris a geologist for the state Department of Natural Resources. Grants cover half the cost of installing non- structual measures to fight erosion. It costs HO to HO per foot to provide this type of Zabawa said. Tbt grants were set up through one of seven state Initiatives enacted in 1M4 to help protect and restore tfte bay. Erosion washes sediment which can carry pollutants harmful to fish and other aquatic life -.into the according to the U.S. Protection Ageacy. Tbe material also clouds the Mock- ing out needed by underwater plants. Those plants provide food and shelter to fish and the EPA said. Both plants and bulkheads reduce but natural buffers are less damaging to water quality and wildlife Zabawa said. restores habitat if the right plants are be said. commonly use treated wood The chemicals in that treatment do leech into the water which isn't good for the Zabawa said. be plants arc less expensive and they provide of a natural appear- Page State to fund school But expansion may fall short By JACQUELINE TENCZA Waff Writer The state will pay for a larger Southern Middle School addition than it previously ap- bat county must pay to enlarge the school further. After county school officials recently filed an appeal asking for an US-student middle the state Interagency Committee for School Construction approved a increas- ing the capacity from WO .to 770 students. hippy they increased the but we still think we're going to need more said George county school supervi- sor of The Capital projects development. County school project that by enrollment at Southern Middle School will hit 750 and continue climbing. Thii the county agreed to fund con- struction of Southern Middle hoping the state would reimburse the cost next year. The Southern Middle School which is already will bring capacity to 129. But since the state won't pay for a school this the county won't be reimbursed for the approximately for the space to accom- modate another 90 students. Increasing the capacity by 100 students raised the state contribution to the project from 14.305 million to HIM Hatch said. The Dec. 90 appeal also resulted in planning approval for renovation and addition to Severn Elementary School. This meant the state will pay for the project sometime to the future. was not surprised that we got Severn on appeal because I was surprised we dM not get it on the first time said RooaM L assistant superintendent for school support ser- vices. But similar to the capacity dispute at the state whether enlarging the school to accommodate 490 students is necessary. On the failure county school officials did not win an appeal tor HM.OM to buy equipment tor Southern Middle School. ask the oturty to forward fund Batch said. In the county etPaft it. CaL Older women face less pregnancy risk By THE ASSOCIATED PB.KS8 CHICAGO Women today age 35 and older run nearly half the risk of dying during pregnancy or child- reseircbws My Tbe Improved medkal care and better educiUoe older women will proba- bly coBtiaoe to be at higher risk ef maternal recent trends should be reassuring to onager who are eotaMtrtog of srejnwiy to et aftd If of older who re- tbe Aatrkto Medictl Auoclitiot Studies show that older women having IB recent years are generally better off economically that roeager won Dr. JtOMi W. who headed tbe etady the Centers tor Dtteeto Ceatrol. people of lower ati ttcome have hither morUB- ty he taid. tdvattts to care taw tht women age JS over were almost SO percent tower in 1M2 than from through tbe study sakl. Tbe nxrUUty rate anoof sttca wotMt ia Iftt was M.2 deaths per 1M.OW live compared with aa average 47.1 deaths per Vtvt births ftr 1174 Urouft tke today's ef Preeuacr-nUM atMtg to to ike 1M4. M perfect ef cettty who birth were II er cftvpirHl 7 percent eerecs tke uM wetita Estelle Apelherg. ef by et betweee shewt a tocreaet kttflj earkf the pttt ievenii reflbcttof The lie rttt was reeerded by tke' Kattetl Getter far Health Stattottct. Beeetftben taid tkty ttowsd the rttoi tor HW ttfwtfh in hy re- SO states aod the District tf Cohun- bia. Other ftodinji. Black women bed an alttpt tear ttSMS higher rtek of death that white WOSMB it the li Alto to that west at tt BMtrepoitUt wtere medical hittiir. htd a   

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